Dougherty, Iowa

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Dougherty is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 80 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Dougherty is located at 42°55′21″N 93°2′28″W / 42.9225°N 93.04111°W / 42.9225; -93.04111 (42.922381, -93.041194)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 80 people, 37 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 144.5 people per square mile (56.2/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 93.9/sq mi (36.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.25% White, 2.50% Native American, and 1.25% from two or more races.

There were 37 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 48.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,569. There were no families and 4.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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